Crimson Tide gives up three in the 16th inning to fall to No. 2 LSU, 11-8
CAREER ACCOLADES 2013 NCBWA Freshman All-America Second Team 2013 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American 2013 SEC All-Freshman Team 2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
SOPHOMORE (2014) Made 17 total appearances with three starts during the season ... went 1-0 and struck out 26 over 35.1 IP, serving primarily in a middle relief role ... picked up his lone win of the season after blanking Texas A&M over 2.2 IP, scattering three hits and a walk in the appearance (April 5) ... tossed three scoreless innings of relief in the rubber-match win over 20th ranked Kentucky on March 15 ... posted the longest outing of his career in his second start against Stephen F. Austin on February 23 ... struck out four in 5.0 IP and allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits ... allowed two earned runs on two hits with three walks and a strikeout over 3.0 IP in his first career start on Feb. 16 vs. Saint Louis.
FRESHMAN (2013) Earned Freshman All-American honors from Louisville Slugger ... was a National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Second Team Freshman All-American ... garnered SEC All-Freshman team and SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll honors ... set an Alabama freshman record with 12 saves, which tied for the third-most saves in a single season in UA annals ... his 12 saves also rank ninth on the Alabama career saves list ... was ninth in the SEC in saves ... finished the year with a 2-3 record and a 3.38 ERA in a team-high 26 appearances, all out of the bullpen ... finished the year with 43 strikeouts in 42.2 IP while holding opponents to a .220 average against ... appeared in 13 conference games, posting a 0-2 record with a 2.66 ERA and seven saves ... had 19 strikeouts in 20.1 IP against conference competition ... made three appearances in the postseason, recording a save in the SEC Tournament and the NCAA Tallahassee Regional ... earned his 10th save after allowing a base hit in the final inning of the extra-innings victory over top-ranked Vanderbilt in Nashville (May 17) ... after allowing two walks, he struck out the final three batters to earn the save in the series opener against Mizzou on May 10 ... picked up the save in the second game of the Texas A&M series on April 27, allowing one walk in one scoreless, hitless inning with one strikeout ... pitched the final inning in the 5-0 victory over No. 9 Arkansas, allowing no runs or hits (April 6) ... struck out the final batter of the series opener at Auburn to record his team-leading fifth save on March 28 ... threw 2.0 scoreless IP in relief against Georgia on March 24, to record his fourth save of the season and secure the Tide's first shutout of the year ... also had the save in the series opener against UGA on March 22, throwing 1.1 scoreless IP without allowing a hit ... earned his second save of the year against Jacksonville State after pitching one scoreless inning and striking out one (March 20) ... threw 2.1 scoreless innings of relief in the series opener at No. 5 Louisville on March 8, allowing one hit and striking out one ... earned his second career win after throwing 4.1 IP and striking out six batters against Tulane (March 3) ... threw the final 3.0 innings against Florida Atlantic to pick up his first career save on Feb. 23 ... earned the win in his Alabama debut, tossing 3.1 IP in the season opener vs. Virginia Military Institute (Feb. 15).
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA Was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 27th round of the 2012 MLB Draft ... helped Russell County High School compile a 41-12 record in 2012 ... posted a 6-2 record in a 0.73 ERA in 57.2 IP as a senior ... held opponents to a .135 batting average in 2012 while striking out 85 batters and walking just 14 ... did not allow an earned run in his final seven appearances of that 2012 season ... was a 2012 preseason Southeast All-Region Second Team selection by Perfect Game USA ... named to the Louisville Slugger Preseason High School All-American First Team prior to his senior campaign ... was ranked as the No. 18 prospect in Alabama and the 364th prep player nationally by PG USA ... named to the 2012 Alabama Top-100 players list ... a 2011 Class 5A Honorable Mention All-State selection by the Alabama Sports Writers Association ... posted a 10-1 record and a 2.01 ERA in 2011 ... finished that junior season with 66.1 IP, striking out 115 over that time and tossing seven complete games and three shutouts ... selected as a Perfect Game USA Honorable Mention Preseason High School Underclassmen All-American in 2011 ... participated in student government and Fellowship of Christian Athletes at RCHS ... son of Raymond and Kelly Castillo ... has two sisters, Sara and Samantha ... born Raymond Orlando Castillo on March 23, 1994.